Apart from an industry review by Alan Midwood, a noted development expert, all the other email letter have been sent to me by readers independently, as a result of their happiness with the content of the ebook.
Here's What Alan Midwood, author of the authoritive, "A R Midwood Report had to say about:
"Residential Development Made Easy!"
If any of those people currently renovating their own homes want to go to the next step and develop property from the ground up, a new book has just been published that is the perfect guide.
Written by a man with a lifetimes experience in that expensve school of hard knocks, it is packed with information that will save many $thousands.
The author, Colm Dillon has been known to me for almost thirty years, and he has finally sat down to pass on the lessons learnt from developing over a thousand units in Queensland.
Every step is detailed and there is a 'Road Map' for people who say, "What Do I Do Next." Plus a fully worked example of a project of four townhouses.
"Even successful private developers have said they wil buy the eBook," say Dillon, "because they admit to leaving a lot of money on the table over the years because thet did not have any guide."
Chapters deal with subjects like:
•How To Negotiate To Buy
•Contracts For Options To Purchase
•Selecting A Design Team
•Applying For Project Finance, etc.
The eBook is available in electronic form only and can be viewed at www.realestatedevelopmentcoach.com
Alan Midwood is a leading commentator on the Property & The Hospitality Industry. His quarterly, A R Midwood Report, (26 years) is quoted extensively by the industry, major institutions and the media.
I am truly amazed on how you can actual reply so quickly. I purchased your book to further expand on how the process of development works. I know you're busy but if you have the chance maybe I can tell you more about my idea.
I want to thank you for taking the time to answer my question personally and not with a form letter. I understand how valuable your time is and appreciate your response.
I am new to the land development game, but I am working with someone who has extensive experience and is willing to guide me. As I move forward on this project, if it looks to be a development scenario rather than a flip scenario, I will certainly be looking to your e-book for your expertise. thanks again for the response.
Dear Mr. Dillon:
I just wanted to take the time to thank you for being there for us when we have questions.
Clearly, this is an unprecedent relationship that you have established between you and your customers and which most merchants simply are not willing to offer.
So I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving and may God Bless you sir.
Thank you very much Colm. Customer Service is a very high standard in my eyes I rate you at the top. I appreciate everything and I will continue to stay in contact. I can't wait to get started on this road to success.
Thank you very much for your personal touch. I just wanted to convey this thank you and let you know that I am likely to engage you in some interesting dialogue in the near future, but it will take a while for me to gather and express my thoughts.
I have read about 95% of your e-book last night and have thoroughly enjoyed it. You have put everything in laymen’s terms and easy to read English for someone like myself who is new to the development industry.
I have been searching endless hours to gain information (practical) on this topic with no success until now. I feel more aware and importantly have a fair idea now of what’s involved in say acquiring land to progressing to develop a 4-6 unit/townhouse development.
I will be reading it thru again and again while taking notes to able to retain all that wealthy information. No doubt I will have many questions to ask at a latter stage.
I would like to thank you for your wealth of knowledge and putting some direction in my future plans.
Charles Nikora Australia
Thanks very much for your personal email, it is much appreciated. I read your book last night and have found it fascinating.
I wish I would have found it a little earlier, before I did exactly what you said you shouldn't do and spend a lot of money on theoretical textbooks, which read like encyclopedias. Your book certainly has opened my eyes to the process.
Chris Ulmer USA
Thanks again for listening to my problems. You are such a kind, caring gentleman and I count my blessings daily that I have you on MY TEAM!
Not only are you the Best Real Estate Development Coach, but an incredible philosopher of life. I admire and respect your way of thinking.
Kathy Takahashi USA
Thank you for your quick response. This is what I needed
Jerry Lewis USA
I love the coarse it is exactly what I was looking for God Bless you for taking the time to put it all together have been through it once and about to go through it again , again,!
Dave Treasureman USA
I just completed reading the book all the way through. It has given me information that I never would’ve known otherwise having not been in the development business before.
Your book has gotten me so excited to start my first project and I just wanted to say thank you and let you know that I will have additional question but I’ll reserve them until I go through the book again.
Eric Steed USA
Thank you very much. I found your book to be a blue print that answered alot of the questions that I have.
I will definitely be in contact to give you further feed back in the future after I put the information that I received through your book to use.
Jason Royal USA
Thanks for everything and all you advice, I look forward to all your emails for more information. Really thanks Colm, you are helping kick me in the ass to go for it, and I am so happy I have someone like you who has done it to study your experience and teachings.
Student, waiting for more knowledge,
Jason V. USA
The e-book I had bought from you is very helpful so far and I'm not even finished.
Jason Wood USA
The kind of information you provide is excellent for the ‘would be’ developer. I work for an architectural and construction company and the kind of information you provide is precisely that which our clients consistently come in and ask about.
Gordon W Australia
I am so very appreciative for the spirit in which you approach your work/contribution. Prior to receiving your e-book, I honestly had no idea how to begin my real estate development business plan.
24 Dec 2004
It's 2:50 a.m. PST, and I just wanted to wish you and your wonderful family a very Merry Christmas!
When I count my blessings this Christmas, you are certainly at the top of my list. Your generosity in emailing your real estate book, coupled with your words of wisdom, has helped me tremedously. I can't tell you how much I value and appreciate you!
I just wanted to make sure that I wished you and yours the very best Christmas!!!
I want to thank you for all you have done for me. Before I bought your e-book, I was floundering around in development, but not really knowing what I was doing.
Your e-book is the ONLY text I have seen that explains in detail, the complexity of Real Estate Development in terms I understand.
I am nearing the end of my first project and I WISH I had known at the start of the project what I know now thanks to you.
When I read your e-book Colm, it was like being led along a path. And when you said something, I would say, " Darn, so that's what I should have done."
To take me from the investigative phase to the completion phase and everything in between, was a revelation to me, because I didn't know that there was a 'process' or a 'procedure' as you say.
This step by step way you have of showing me how it all hangs together is worth its weight in gold.
But Colm, the MOST valuable part of what you did for me, is that I did not know I would get a friend/mentor as well when I bought your e-book - thank you for sharing so much.
You are the fastest email replier I have ever met. I don't know how you are able to understand where I am at on my project - thousands of miles away - get my problem and give me the answer so quickly.
I am sure you have heard the saying "If you think education is expensive, try ignorance". I've been there and done that Colm, so thank you from the bottom of my heart.
You have been a one man faculty, helping me with my current development and especially with the new projects under development. Real knowledge is a real confidence builder.
Thank you so very much,
Your dedicated student,
Wanted to take this time and let you know how I thoroughly enjoyed your book.
I am glad you kept it simply and concise, for us amateurs.
I have been doing real estate development (small) projects for the last 3 years and really realized after your book, I had no idea what I was doing for those years.
I benefited tremendously by doing your feasibility studies.
Thanks Again Mark Klonowski LaneMark Investments
Absolutely fabulous, that’s all I can say. You’re a rare find, and sound like a true gentlemen.
I really appreciate the help and just to let you know, you can expect to receive a deposit to your account in about 15 minutes if I can figure out how to buy your book on line (it doesn’t look to difficult).
Again, really good speaking with you and I am very excited to read your book. I am sure it will help me greatly as I move forward with this venture.
I purchased your book. Great information. I have been a home builder for fifteen years. My first land development deal came along seven years ago.
About a year ago I decided to slow my building business down and concentrate on developing.
So far all of my deals have been subdivisions. I have four projects under my belt.
I have a project I have been working on for a year and a half and finaly purchased the property last week.
We will start excavation in November. This is by far the largest project I have put together. (xxx) single family homes and (xxx) patio homes.
I love this business. However I'm still learning every day. There always seem to be bumps in the road that we have to overcome.
Congratulations on your many successes through out the years. I sure I will be able to learn a lot from you.
Rod O USA
Note: I correspond extensively with my readers ... responding to their specific questions to help them get through problem areas. I prefer to keep their exact names private, however I assure you that these are real people.